Now that Tom Thibodeau has been officially hired, the Knicks will turn their attention to filling out his coaching staff.
One item on the agenda? Expanding the player development staff.
There is internal consideration in the organization to hire a significant number of player-development coaches for Thibodeau’s staff, per SNY sources.
Those coaches would be hired in addition to the assistant coaches who will work under Thibodeau.
The Knicks have one of the youngest rosters in the NBA and have seven first-round draft picks over the next four years. So it’s fair to assume that they see player development as a top priority.
Team president Leon Rose and Thibodeau both mentioned player development several times during Thibodeau’s introductory press conference on Thursday.